Uncivilized, by Sawyer Bennett


Grade: B

Doing it at: 29%

Catnip: George of the Jungle, Tarzan, Crocodile Dundee, Stranger in a Strange Land, Strong Female Lead, Hot for Teacher, Clits Ahoy, #TeamAnal

Shame Scale: I mean sure, the guy on the cover is pinning his gal down, ready to plunge, but she looks really happy about it.

What does he taste like?: Salty… earthy like the forest

Fantasy Cast:  Bryce Dallas Howard, Jake Gyllenhaal

Book Description:

Putting a woman on her knees before me is what really makes my cock hard. I fuck with dominant force and absolute control. I demand complete surrender from my conquests. 

Savage man, loner, warrior… I am dangerous at my core. I have lived amidst the untamed wild of the rainforest, in a society that reveres me and where every woman falls before me in subjugation. 

Now I’ve been discovered. Forced to return to a world that I have forgotten about and to a culture that is only vaguely familiar to my senses. 

Dr. Moira Reed is an anthropologist who has been hired to help me transition back into modern society. It’s her job to smooth away my rough edges… to teach me how to navigate properly through this new life of mine. She wants to tame me. 

She’ll never win. 

I am wild, free and raw, and the only thing I want from the beautiful Moira Reed is to fuck her into submission. 

She wants it, I am certain. 

I will give it to her soon. 

Yes, very soon, I will become the teacher and she will become my student. And when I am finished showing her body pleasure like no other, she’ll know what it feels like to be claimed by an uncivilized man.

Mary: We met Sawyer Bennett at the Black and Gold Author Event a few weeks ago and she was delightful – plus she was wearing a Steeler’s Jersey, and we have to love a gal who reps for us. She has a bunch of hockey books and a series that’s about lawyers n’at, but Uncivilized was the book that really caught our eye. It’s about a hot guy who’s been living in the jungle, and the sexy anthropologist who has to bring him back to civilization and teach him to wear clothes and use silverware. Our BookShame manifesto basically requires that we read it.

Also, we have an autographed copy that we’ll be giving away, so keep your eyes on Facebook for a chance to win it!

Cleone: Right, savage comes to America and dominates the woman who’s been assigned to “tame” him. And we figured they’d also fall in love, which is cool too, I guess.

M: The book starts out deep in the Amazon, Moira is an anthropologist from Chicago who was hired to head down to the Amazon and fetch Zach. He originally traveled to the Amazon with his missionary parents, who were working with a small, primitive tribe, when they passed away suddenly. For the past 18 years, Zach has been living as a member of the tribe, hunting, warring, and just like, fucking all the single women like this alpha male god.

C: In his village sex is something that isn’t hidden. When he wants his woman of choice he bends her over and takes her, regardless of where they are or if she’s like cooking maize over a fire or weaving leaves for a hut roof. Women submit to men, in all ways.

M: Zach has zero interest in leaving his tribe. He likes his life and his freedom, and moving to America for some godfather he doesn’t even remember sounds wholly unappealing. But his adoptive father thinks there is an opportunity for Zach to have a better life, and makes him promise that he will go and see what life could be like for him in another place. So Zach begrudgingly sets off with Moira, determined not to change a thing about himself, and to return to his tribe the minute he is able.

C: And Moira is a really good sport about all of this, she’s incredibly fascinated by Zach from an anthropological perspective. He knows English, but speaks the indigenous language of the villagers. He wore clothes once upon a time but now prefers to be unashamedly naked. Just swinging around. And there’s a lot to swing. She’s noticed…for science.

M: The first night they are alone on their journey back through the jungle, Moira sees Zach nonchalantly wanking it, and she decides to roll with it and rub it out with him. It’s totally normal and exactly what you’d expect from a professional anthropologist. Even though Zach is pretty resentful of Moira for taking him from his home, he’s not above wanting to bang it out with her:

No, I imagined someone like her would be writhing, moaning, and scratching at the dirt with her delicate fingers. I would have had to use my strength to pin one such as her down, but I would enjoy her complete surrender. That thought alone had my shaft thickening, so I immediately tried to think of something else to quell it’s rise to glory.

M: Rise to glory is so great you guys. It’s right up there in my favorite boner terms, along with proud and velvet encased steel.

C: Zach’s boner is really proud. It’s proud all the time and Moira is having a hard time maintaining professionalism around it. They’re staying at her house, he’s walking around naked essentially to taunt her and asking her to explain sex to him. Like really, give him a hands on explanation of sex in the civilized world. And then he discovers Moira’s vibrator and internet porn:

“So what did you do today?”

“You mean after I found your sex toy?”

“Yes,” she growls. “After you found my sex toy.”

“Well, let’s see… I masturbated in your kitchen and climaxed all over your table.”

“You what?” she asks with her mouth hanging open.

I nod my head. “That happened after I found out what pornography was on the internet and watched a woman take it up her pussy and her ass while she sucked another guy’s cock down her throat.”

C: The internet really does corrupt everyone. After this Moira’s scientific distance goes completely out the window.

I really liked how Uncivilized balanced a lot of humor with a lot of really hot sex. Like really hot. Something about a guy who’s like a hotter Brendan Frasier in Encino Man discovering that sex can be so much more than just plunging into a hole in a dirt circle in the jungle was really doing it for me.

M: This book was not prudish. It checked literally all of our boxes:

Uncivilized anal

C: The whole time Zach is planning to go back to the jungle, he feels like he has nothing to offer this world, other than fucking Moira’s brains out. And he has a point, he has no formal education past about third grade, and his skills are mostly of the Bear Grylls variety. His godfather is an extremely wealthy man who would be happy to support Zach for the rest of his life, but Zach has too much pride for that. Unfortunately for his plans, he’s catching major feelings for Moira.

I run my fingers gently across her skin and think to myself, It’s going to kill me to leave her one day.

C: Moira is loathe for anyone to find out that she’s been teaching Zach about the wonders of the modern world mostly with her mouth and vagina, because she doesn’t want to lose all credibility in her professional world. They’re staying with his godfather in Atlanta and having tons of secret sex. And cuddling. Zach never knew that he could like sleeping with someone, or want to talk to them after his dick is dry.

And have we mentioned that Zach is head-turning-ly hot? Girls are drooling over him everywhere they go, and his godfather’s niece is trying very hard to get in his pants (he wears pants eventually and sadly) at every turn. She’s also getting in her brother’s pants and after a foursome is proposed Zach knows that he has to tell his godfather that he and Moira are more than just teacher and student, before the incest twins do it for him.

M: The later portion of the book took me firmly into heartstrings territory. Moira and Zach have fallen pretty hard for each other, but Zach still feels major responsibility for his adoptive family back in the jungle. I liked that this book managed to pull off camp and emotions – that’s actually trickier than you’d think. With lines like this, you’d think it’s firmly raunchy erotica, but I promise you that this book was giving me major achy chest feelings:

Uncivilized freedom

C: The top part of that exchange is referring to the most magical pot roast of all time, and we will totally share the recipe with you if you refer to it as “Those Sex Book Girls’ Rump Roast.” 

M: I loved this book. Cleone and I had a blast reading it together, and it checked off all of the boxes I’m looking for in a romance.

C: This was our first Sawyer Bennett, and we can totally see what all the hype is about. Clean writing, smart dialog, and a lot of good old fashioned dirty sex. We would recommend this to our friend who’s an anthropologist at a local Natural History Museum, or to anyone who always had a lady boner for Crocodile Dundee.

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4 thoughts on “Uncivilized, by Sawyer Bennett

  1. Ha! I’m from Brazil and, let me tell you, this storyline is the craziest stuff ever. Nothing like this is happening in the Amazon. I laughed out loud reading your review, this is so funny. Anyway, I guess this works just fine in book land and I’m looking forward to reading this book. I’m a huge Sawyer Bennett fan. I devoured her hokey series and I’m sure I’m gonna have a blast reading this one. Thanks for your review girls. I’ve been stalking, errr, coming to this blog everyday. I wish you all the best.


    • We knew we had a reader in Brazil!! We kept saying “someone in Brazil loves us!” We are really excited that you introduced yourself 🙂 And so glad that you like the blog!!!

      This book is so great, just don’t read it on like public transportation or where your parents could ever look over your shoulder, cause its so steamy and has all the doing it we could ever ask for.


      • Hi Cleone. I’m thrilled you answered my comment. I do love this blog. I’ve been chosing my books based on your reviews and, I’m not ashamed to admit, we have the “same tastes in literature” (errrr!!). Send my best wishes to Mary. I love her reviews too. ( hi Mary !! 💋). Ana


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